It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

3rd floor of Preble Hall is celebrating the holidays with their own tree.


What is your idea of the perfect Christmas tree? How do you decorate it? Do you have a real or artificial tree? Every family has a tradition during the holidays when it comes to Christmas trees. Many people put lights and ornaments on their Christmas tree. Some UMPI students are even celebrating the holidays by decorating their rooms with lights and small Christmas trees. Continue reading “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”

Community Children Join UMPI for Annual Trick-or-Treating in the Dorms

Children receive candy from an UMPI student

     Children who dressed as superheroes and princesses reached out their buckets for candy to UMPI residents of Park and Merriman halls for the annual Trick-or-Treating in the Dorms event. UMPI students gave excited children from around the community candy as they walked down the halls saying, “Trick or Treat,” on Thursday, Oct. 26. Continue reading “Community Children Join UMPI for Annual Trick-or-Treating in the Dorms”

UMPI Student Receives National Fellowship for the Sciences

Lydia Tilley and Miranda Lento prepare reagents in the student lab

     A University of Maine at Presque Isle sophomore, Lydia Tilley, has received a 2017 American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship. Tilley received the award in April 2017 for her excellent research in recognizing and comparing genes in pathogens that are immune to antibiotics. Pathogens are bacteria or viruses that can cause disease. The ASM Fellowship received 128 applicants. Only 19, however, received the award. Tilley got a payment of $4,000 and $2,000 for travel expenses. Continue reading “UMPI Student Receives National Fellowship for the Sciences”